New series explores the process of turning an idea into a product

01-01-2020 | Mouser Electronics | New Technologies

Mouser and Grant Imahara have joined forces for the fifth consecutive year in this newest edition of the Empowering Innovation Together series: Engineering Big Ideas.

This four-part series examines the process of transforming an idea into a product and explores the path to commercialisation — from discovery to the creation and finally, development. They explore the stops, the starts, as well as the pitfalls, and the thrill of bringing an idea to life. They take a closer glimpse at how individuals and small groups move from idea inception to an end product in the absence of large corporate resources and technological infrastructure. The series is supported by Mouser’s suppliers Analog Devices, Intel, Microchip Technology and Molex.

To start the series, Imahara visits the Arizona test track of Nikola Motor Company. There, he discusses with CEO Trevor Milton about how the company brings its vision for hybrid truck design to market and revolutionises economic and environmental impact of commerce in the process.

“Innovation is what drives technologists, from makers to professional designers and developers,” states Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser Electronics, a leading global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components. “We are inspired by the drive we see in our customers to continually create and improve the products, services and solutions that can transform our day-to-day lives.”

“The people who are changing our world are starting from an idea and bringing it all the way through to finished product with the power of their intellect, training, tools and available products,” said Imahara, a longtime Mouser customer. “I’m looking forward to showcasing some incredible technology innovations this year.”